Out of here early: Mallory Haldeman
By Rachel Morano
Q: What made you want to graduate early?
A: “I have all my credits and I can get an internship before college, or even start college classes if I want.”
Q: What process did you have to go through in order to graduate early?
A: “I had to request it on powerschool when registering for classes and talk to my counselor.”
Q: How long did it take you to decide on early graduation?
A: “Not very long. Probably about a few days or less, if I remember correctly. The time it takes to decide depends on the person, though. It didn’t take long for me because I know what I want to do after high school, while some people might not have everything mapped out yet.”
Q: What differences are there between graduating in May versus December?
A: “By graduating in December you can get a job/work more, start college classes, and more, but you are also unable do any activities that are in second semester like a sport or the musical because you aren’t in school anymore. By graduating in May, you can take more electives that you want, do after-school activities throughout the whole year, and participate in senior week! Both options allow you to attend prom though.”
Q: What regrets might you have about your high school years in general?
A: “I was never able to take any art classes or other electives besides Theater Arts. Band takes up much of my schedule.”
Q: What were your favorite things about high school?
A: “Theater is a huge part of my life. I feel so fortunate to be a part of the amazing theater program we have here at BHS, as well as the music program. Band is one of my favorite parts about school.”
Q: What are the things you will miss the most about high school?
A: “Definitely theater, as I spend more time in the BFAC than I do in my own home! I will also miss seeing my friends every day, as I don’t get to see them that often outside of school.”
Q: What are you most excited for about graduating early?
A: “Having more time to myself, and sleeping in more often, the obvious answer. But I’m also excited to possibly have the chance to work at Batavia Covenant Church at the preschool they run.”
Q: What plans do you have for the specific extra time you have now?
A: “I hope to get a job at an early childhood center or preschool, as I will be studying to become an early childhood educator at college. I am also considering starting some college classes.”
Q: What are your post high school plans?
A: “As I said in the previous answer, I plan to major early childhood education, and most likely minor in business. I will start my schooling at Waubonsee Community College for two years to get my Associate degree, and then I plan to transfer to a four year college, possibly Purdue or Arizona State, to earn my Bachelor’s degree. After that, I hope to begin working as soon as possible as a preschool teacher to fulfill my love of working with young children.”